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FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

and ever.

Amin.
Allilouia [3]

Amen.
Alleluia [3]

THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING

To

kero ekino, esti O Iisous epi topou


pedinou, ke ohlos Mathiton aftou, ke
plithos poli tou laou apo pasis tis
Ioudeas ke Ierousalim ke tis paraliou
Tyriou ke Sidonos, i ilthon akouse
aftou ke iathine apo ton noson afton.

TO

PRIEST

on a level place, with a great crowd


of His Disciples and a great
multitude of people from all Judea
and Jerusalem and the coast of Tyre
and Sidon, who came to hear Him,
and to be Healed of their diseases.

Ke

i ohloumeni apo pnevmaton


akatharton, ke etherapevonto.

And

Ke

pas O ohlos eziti aptesthe aftou, oti


dinamis par aftou exirheto ke iato
pantas.

And all the crowd sought to touch Him,

aftos eparas tous ofthalmous aftou is


tou Mathitas aftou elege: Makarii i
ptohi, oti imetera estin i Vasilia tou
Theou.

And

Ke

Makarii

i
penontes
hortasthisesthe.

nin,

oti

those who were troubled with


unclean spirits were Cured.
for Power went forth from Him and
Healed them all.
He lifted up His Eyes to His
Disciples, and said: Blessed art you
who are poor, for yours is the
Kingdom of God.

Blessed art you who hunger now, for


you shall be satisfied.

Makarii i kleontes nin, oti gelasete.

Blessed art you who weep, for you


shall laugh.

Makarii este otan misisosin imas i


anthropi, ke otan aforisosin imas
ke onidisosi ke ekvalosi to Onoma
imon os pniron eneka tou iiou tou
anthropou.

Blessed art you when men hat you,


and when they exclude you and
revile you, and cast out your name
as evil, on account of the Son of
Man!

Harite en ekini ti imera ke skirtisate.


Idou gar O misthos imon polis en to
Ourano.

Rejoice in that day, and leap for Joy,


for behold, your Reward is Great in
Heaven.

Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!

PEOPLE

MAGNIFICAT

Axion

Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory


to Thee!

TO THE

estin os Alithos Makarizin Se


tin Theotokon, tin Aimakariston ke
Panamomiton ke Mitera tou Theou
imon. Tin Timioteran ton Herouvim
ke Endoxoteran asingritos ton
Serafim, tin adiafthoros Theo Logon
tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon, Se
Megalinomen.

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS

Truly

it is worthy to Bless Thee, O


Theotokos - Ever Blessed and Pure,
and the Mother of our God - Thou
Who art more honourable than the
Cherubim, and incomparably more
glorious than the Seraphim - Who
incorruptibly bore God the Word,
truly Theotokos: Thee we Magnify.

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

2.

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

ST LUKE 6 : 17 - 23

At that time our Lord Jesus stood

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

15.

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST NICHOLAS

Kanona

Pisteos ke Ikona praotitos,


egkratias Didaskalon, anedixe Se ti
Pimni Sou, i ton Pragmaton Alithia.
Dia touto ektiso ti tapinosi ta ipsila, ti
ptohia ta plousia, Pater Ierarha
Nikolae. Presveve Hristo to Theo,
Sothine tas psihas imon.

Parthenos simeron, ton proeonion


Logon, en Spileo erhete, apotekin
aporritos.
Horeve i ikoumeni
akoutisthisa, doxason meta Angelon
ke ton Pimenon, voiithenta epofthine,
Pedion Neon, to Pro Eonon Theon.

Thee to Thy Flock as a Rule of Faith,


and an Icon of Gentleness, and a
Teacher of Self-control. By Humility,
therefore, Thou acquired the Things
on High, and Riches through
poverty. O Father, Holy Hierarch,
Nicholas: Intercede with Christ our
God, Entreating Him to Save our
soul.
OF THE

enantion Kyriou O Thanatos


ton Osion Aftou.

Proshomen!
Ti antapodoso

this day, the Virgin went to the


Grotto to give Birth to the PreEternal Word in an ineffable manner.
Dance for Joy, all the inhabited
Earth, on hearing. Glorify along with
Angels and with the Shepherds Him
Who Willed His Appearance as a New
Born Child the Pre-Eternal God.

Sofia!
THE EPISTLE

Precious in the Sight of the Lord


is the Death of His Holy One.

OF

ST PAUL

TO THE

pithesthe tis igoumenis imon,


ke ipikete. Afti gar agripnousin iper
ton
psihon
imon,
os
Logon
apodosontes.

Ina

meta Haras touto piosin, ke mi


stenazontes. Alisiteles gar imin touto.

KINDLY

Let us attend
What shall I

PSALM 117 /118


FOR

HIS EVERLASTING MERCY

3 : Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke


esti Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.*

STIHO S

*The

Lord is God, and has Appeared


to us. Blessed is He Who comes in
the Name of the Lord!
VE RSE 1 :
Confess the Lord, for He is
Good;
for His Mercy endures
forever!*
VE RSE
2 : All the Nations surrounded
me, but in the Name of the Lord I
drove them back.*
V E R S E 3 : This is the Lords doing, and
it is Marvellous in our eyes.*

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST NICHOLAS

Let them do so Joyfully, and not sadly,


for that would be of no advantage to
you.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Kanona

Thy Work of Justice showed thee to thy

Ke

Now

Pisteos ke ikona praotitos,


Egkratias Didaskalon, anedixe Se ti
Pimni Sou, i ton pragmaton Alithia:
dia touto ektiso ti tapinosi ta ipsila, ti
ptohia ta plousia, Pater Ierarha
Nikolae, Presveve Hristo to Theo,
Sothine tas psihas imon

for us, for we are sure that we


have a clear conscience, desiring to
act honourably in all things.

urge you the more earnestly to do this


in order that I may be resotred to
you the sooner.

Now,

may the God of Peace Who


brought again from the dead our
Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of
the Sheep, by the Blood of the
Eternal Covenant, equip you with
everythinggood that you may do His
Will, working in you that which is
pleasing in His Sight, through jesus
Christ, to Whom be Glory for ever

Work of Justice showed Thee to


Thy Congregation a Canon of Faith,
the Likeness of Humility, a Teacher
of Abstinence, O Father, Bishop
Nicholas.
Wherefore, by Humility
Thou achieved exaltation and by
Meekness richness.
Intercede,
therefore, with Christ to Save our
souls.

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

and to the Holy Spirit

congregation a Canon of Faith, the


likeness of Humility, a Teacher of
Abstinence,
O
Father,
Bishop
Nicholas.
Wherefore, by Humility
thou achieved exaltation and by
meekness richness.
Intercede,
therefore, with Christ to Save our
souls
and ever, and unto the ages of
ages.

Amen
THEOTOKION

To

ap eonos apokrifon, ke Angelis


agnoston Mistirion, dia Sou Theotoke
tis eipi gis pefanerote, Theos en
asighito enosi Sarkoumenos, ke

Theotokos, through Thee became


revealed to us on earth the Mystery,
which was hidden from Eternity, and
which the Angels themselves knew

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

14.

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

MYRA

Thy

Pisteos ke ikona praotitos,


Egkratias Didaskalon, anedixe Se ti
pimni Sou, i ton pragmaton Alithia:
dia touto ektiso ti tapinosi ta ipsila, ti
ptohia ta plousia, Pater Ierarha
Nikolae, Presveve Hristo to Theo,
Sothine tas psihas imon

Wisdom!

to them; for they are keeing watch


over your soul, as men who will have
to give account.

OF

Kanona

Brethren: obey your Leaders and submit

Perissoteros de parakalo touto piise, ina I


de Theos tis irinis, O anagagon ek
nekron ton pimena ton provaton ton
megan en emati diathikis eoniou, ton
kyrion imon Iisoun, katartise imas en
panti ergo agatho is to piise
toThelima aftou, pion en imin to
evareston enopion aftou, dia Iisou
Hristou. O i Doxa is tou enonas ton
eonon.

GOD

Kyrios ke Epefanen imin.


Evlogimenos O erhomenos en
Onomati Kyriou!
STIHO S
1 : Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti
Agathos, oti is ton eona to Eleos
Aftou!*
S T I H O S 2 : Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me,
ke to Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.*

HEBREWS 13 : 17 21

oti kalin sinidisin ehomen, en pasin


kalos thelontes anastrefesthe.

TO

*Theos

Prosevhesthe peri imon: Pepithamen gar Pray

tahion apokatastatho imin.

USE THE MATINS SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW
THE INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THE FOLLOWING HYMNS

PRAISE

give back to the


Lord for all He rendered to me?

READER

PRIEST

Adelphi,

TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE

Festal Matins Hymns St Nicholas of Myra

READER

PRIEST

to Kyrio peri panton,


on antapedoke mi?

NATIVITY TONE 3

On

FESTAL PROKEIMENON PSALM 115/116 -

Timios

MYRA TONE 4

The actual Facts of Thy Life manifested

SEASONAL KONTAKION FOREFEAST

OF

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

3.

not: that God, uniting Natures


without confusion, became Man and
accepted crucifixion voluntarily for
our Salvation. By virtue of that,
Resurrecting mankind whom He had
first created: He Saved our souls
from Death.

Stavron
ekousios
iper
imon
katadexamenos: diou Anastisas ton
protoplaston, esosen ek Thanatou tas
psihas imon.
SMALL LITANY

FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA - ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA TONE 4

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST NICHOLAS

Kanona

Pisteos ke Ikona praotitos,


egkrtias Didaskalon, anedixe Se ti
Pimni Sou, i ton pragmaton alithia.
Dia touto ektiso ti paninosi ta ipsila,
ti ptohia ta plousia, Pater ierarha
Nokolae. Presveve Hristo to Theo,
Sothine tas psihas imon.

Astraptis en ti gi, ton Thavmaton aktisi, O Wise Nicholas,

Thou shone on Earth


with the Rays of Wonders. Thou
moved every tongue to Glorify and
Praise Him Who honoured Thee on
earth. Therefore, beseech Him to
deliver from every difficulty those
who
faithfully
and
earnestly
celebrate Thy memory, O Elect
among the Fathers.

Nikolae Sofe, ke kinis pasan glossan,


is Doxan te ke enesin, tou en gi Se
Doxasantos: on iketeve, pasis anagkis
risthine, tous tin Mnimin Sou, Pisti ke
potho Timontas, Pateron Eklogion.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

Glory

to the Father, and to the


Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

Astraptis en ti gi, ton Thavmaton aktisi, O Wise Nicholas,

Thou shone on Earth


with the Rays of Wonders. Thou
moved every tongue to Glorify and
Praise Him Who honoured Thee on
earth. Therefore, beseech Him to
deliver from every difficulty those
who
faithfully
and
earnestly
celebrate Thy memory, O Elect
among the Fathers.

Nikolae Sofe, ke kinis pasan glossan,


is Doxan te ke enesin, tou en gi Se
Doxasantos: on iketeve, pasis anagkis
risthine, tous tin Mnimin Sou, Pisti ke
potho Timontas, Pateron Eklogion.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen

Amin
Maria

to septon, tou Despotou dohion,


anastison imas, peptokotas is vathi,
dinis apognoseos, ke ptesmaton ke
thlipseon. Si gar pefikas, amartolon
Sotiria, ke voithia, ke kratea
prostasia, ke sozis tous doulous sou.

SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA

Ton

Piston proistase, skepon frouron


toutous makar, ke ek pasis thlipseos,
apolitroumenos
safos,
Ierarhon
Oreotaton, kleos ke doxan Nikolae
Osie!

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati

O Mary,

as the Lords Hallowed Vessel,


we pray to Thee to raise us up, for
we have fallen into the chasm of
awful
despondency,
and
transgressions and suffering.
For
Thou has indeed become the sinners
Salvation, and their Help in need and
their prevailing Protection: and Thou
saves Thy servants.

OF

ST NICHOLAS TONE 4

Blessed

Father Nicholas, Thou art a


Foremost Defender of the Faithful,
Guard and Shield, Venerable Saint,
and it is clear that Thou Redeem
them from every woe, O Finest
Honour and Glory of Hierarchs!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

The actual facts of Thy Life manifested


Thee to Thy Flock as a Rule of Faith,
and an Icon of Gentleness, and a
Teacher of Self-control. By Humility,
therefore, Thou acquired the Things
on High, and Riches through
poverty. O Father Holy Hierach,
Nicholas: Intercede with Christ our
God, Entreating Him to Save our
soul.

FIRST FESTAL ANTIPHON FOREFEAST

Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion,


ke panta ta entos mou to Onoma to
Agion Aftou

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

OF THE

VERSE1

Tes

Through

Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter,


Soson imas.

Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion,


ke mi epilavthanou pasias tas
Antapodosis Aftou

STIHOS 2

Kyrios en to Ourano itimase


ton Thronon Aftou, ke i Vasilia Aftou
panton despozi.

STIHOS 3

the Intercessions of the


Theotokos, O Saviour, Save us.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and


forget none of His Benefits

VERSE 2

3
The Lord has prepared His
Throne in Heaven, and His Kingdom
rules over all.

VERSE

SECOND FESTAL ANTIPHON FOREFEAST

Eni

i psihi mou ton Kyrion.


Eneso Kyrion en ti zoi mou. Psalo to
Theo mou, eos iparho!

Soson

imas, Iie Theou, O E N A GIIS


T HAVMASTOS , psallontas Si: Allilouia!

Makarios, ou O Theos, Iakob


voithos aftou, i elpis aftou epi Kyrion
ton Theon Aftou.

STIHOS

Vasilefsi Kyrios is ton eona, O


Theos sou, Sion, is genean ke genean

STIHOS

OF THE

proskinisomen, ke prospesomen
Hristo. Soson imas, Iie Theou, O E N
A G I I S T H A V M A S T O S , psallontas Si.
Allilouia!

NATIVITY

TONE 2

Praise the Lord, O my soul;


while I live I will praise the Lord;
while I have any being, I will praise
my God!

VERSE

O Son of God, W HO

ART E XT OLLED BY T H Y
S AINTS , Save us who sing to Thee:
Alleluia!

Blessed are those whose Helper


is the God of Jacob; whose Hope is
the Lord their God.

VERSE

The Lord will be King forever; thy


God, O Zion, will reign from
generation to generation.

VERSE

FESTAL SMALL ENTRY HYMNS FOREFEAST

Defte

NATIVITY TONE 2

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and


all that is within me, Bless His Holy
Name.

STIHOS 1

OF THE

NATIVITY TONE 2

Come,

let us worship and bow down


before Christ. O Son of God, W H O
ART EXTOLLED BY THE SAINTS:
Save us who sing unto
Thee:
Alleluia!

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

4.

MYRA

Festal Divine Liturgy Hymns St Nicholas

STIHOS

THEOTOKION

OF

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

13.

Enite

Os

Afton en kimvalis evihis! Enite


Afton en kimvalis alalagmou! Pasa
pnoi inesato ton Kyrion!

Praise

en oniro epestis, to efsevi Vasili, ke


tous desmotas Pater, ek thanatou
erriso, Presveve apafstos, opos ke nin,
tes evhes sou risthiimen, ek pirasmon
ke kindinon ke odinon, i axios
evfimountes se.

As Thou appeared in a dream, O Father,

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati


FESTAL STIHERA ST NICHOLAS

Salpisomen

Ke

Him with tuneful cymbals!


Praise Him with loud cymbals! Let
everything that has breath praise
the Lord!

before the King of True Worship,


rescuing the prisoners from death,
Intercede ceaselessly that we who
extol Thee as is fitting, may now,
through Thy Prayers, be Delivered
from
trials,
tribulations
and
suffering.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

OF

MYRA TONE (5) PLAGAL 1

en
salpingi
asmaton!
Skirtisomen eortia, ke horefsomen
agallomeni, ti etisio panigiri tou
Theoforou Patros! Vasilis ke Arhontes
sintrehetosan, ke ton di onirou friktis
epistasias, Vasilea pithonta, anetious
kratoumenous
tris,
apolise
Stratilatas, animnitosan. Pimenes ke
Didaskali, ton tou Kalou Pimenos,
omozilon
Pimena,
sinelthontes
evfimisomen. I en nosis ton Iatron, i
en kindnis ton Ristin, i amartoli ton
Prostatin, i penites ton Thisafron, i en
thlipsesi
tin
Paramithian:
ton
sinoditin i Odipori, i en thalassi ton
Kivernitin, i pantes ton pantahou
thermos profithanonta, megiston
Ierarhin,
egkomiazontes
outos
ipomen: Panagie Nikolae, profthason,
exelou imas tis enestosis anagkis, ke
soson tin pimnin sou tes ikesies sou.

Let us blow the Trumpets of Praise!

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Now and ever, and unto Ages of Ages.

Amin

Let
us be joyful in the Feast, rejoicing in
the exchange of Glad Tidings on the
day of the God-mantled One! Let
Kings and Leaders hasten to extol
him who appeared to the King in a
Vision
in
a
terrible manner,
convincing him to release the three
Generals arrested without cause.
And let us Shepherds and Teachers
come together and extol the
Shepherds emulating the Good
Shepherd in zeal. Let the sick extol
the Physician; those in tribulation,
the Rescuer; the sinners, the
Intercessor; the poor, the Treasurer;
the
sorrowful,
the
Comforter;
travellers, the Companion; and those
at sea, the Pilot; and let us all
eulogise the Great Bishop who
responded
warmly
everywhere,
saying: O Most Holy Nicholas,
apprehend us and rescue us from
the present distress, and Save Your
Congregation by Your pleadings.

Amen
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

Makarizomen Se Theotoke Parthene, ke Now

GREAT DOXOLOGY

Piston proistase, skepon frouron


toutous makar, ke ek pasis thlipseos,
apolitroumenos
safos,
Ierarhon
Oreotaton, kleos ke doxan Nikolae
Osie!

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

Blessed

Father Nicholas, Thou art a


Foremost Defender of the Faithful,
Guard and Shield, Venerable Saint,
and it is clear that Thou Redeem
them from every woe, O Finest
Honour and Glory of Hierarchs!

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.


Amen

THEOTOKION

Prostasia

Amarhe, ton en anagkes, ke


Presvia etimos, ton elpizonton epi Se,
apo kindinon me litrose, ke mi
paridis, i panton voithia.

As

a ready Advocate for those who


trust Thee, do not overlook me, I
pray, but set me free from the perils,
O Theotokos, the Help of all, and for
the needy, Defence Unassailable.

THIRD FESTTAL KATHISMA - ST NICHOLAS

we call Thee Blessed, O Virgin


Theotokos, and we Glorify Thee,
being duty-bound as Faithful; the
City
Unshakable,
the
Wall
Indestructible,
the
Firm
and
Steadfast Protection, and the Refuge
for our soul.

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

MYRA TONE 4

Prostatis

Thou

Doxa

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Themotatos, tis Ekklisias


Hristou, edihthis Nikolae, ta ton
ereseon, didagmata athea, lion sin
parrisia, ke kanon anedihthis, pasin
Orthodoxias, iper panton presvevon,
ton efepomenon sou thies, didaskalies
ke isigisesi.

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,


ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

became, O Nicholas, an all


zealous Defender of the Church of
Christ, refuting with Grace the
blasphemous beliefs of heretics.
Thou appeared in all states a Canon
of Orthodoxy, Interceding on behalf
of all who follow Thy Divine
Teachings and Counsels.

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen

Amin

THEOTOKION

Tahi dexe

Despina, tas ikesias imon, ke


taftas prosagage, to so Io ke Theo,
Kyria Panamome, lison tas peristasis,
ton is se prostrehonton, sintripson
mihanias, ke katavale thrasos, ton
oplizomenon atheon, Panagne kata
ton doulon Sou.

SMALL
LITANY
ANTIPHONS

FESTAL

Be

swift to accept our Fervent Prayers,


O Lady and Queen, and take them,
All Blameless Maiden, and present
them for us before Thine own Son
and God. Obliterate the scandals of
the slanderous blabbers, frustrate
the machinations and humble the
boldness of the godless, O Pure One,
who has taken arms against Thy
servants.

Timios

enantion Kyriou O Thanatos


tou Osiou Aftou (2)

Ti antapodosomen to Kyrio peri


panton on antapedoken imin?

S TIHOS :

OF

MYRA

Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the


Death of His Holy Ones.
: What shall I give back to the
Lord for He rendered unto me?

V ERS E

Timios enantion Kyriou O Thanatos to Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the
Osiou Aftou.
SMALL

LITANY

Death of His Holy Ones.


&

PRAISES

TO

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

12.

OF

FESTAL PROKEIMENON ST NICHOLAS

THEOTOKION

Doxazomen Se i Pisti kata hreos, tin


polin tin asiston, to Tihos, to arrikton,
tin arragi prostasian, ke kaafigin ton
psihon imon.

Ton

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

5.

THEOTOKION

ALMIGHTY GOD

Sofian enipostaton, ke Logon iperousion, O


ke iatron ton apanton, Hriston
tekousa Parthene, ta elki ke ta
travmata, tis psihis mou therpefson,
ta halepa ke hronia, ke tis kardias
mou pafson, tas apepis enthimisis.

Virgin who gave Birth to Chirst, the


Great Physician of one and all, Who
is Hypostatic Wisdom, and SuperEssential
Logos:
I
fervently
supplicate Thee to
Heal
the
distressing sores of my soul and its
longstanding maladies, and to stop
my hearts meditation on unseemly
recollections.

LAUDS: THE PRAISES

TO GOD -PSALM
ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Pasa

Let

Enite

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,

pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite


ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite
Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos
to Theo.
Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou.
Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou.
Si prepi imnos to Theo.
PSALM 150

everything that has breath praise


the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
To Thee praise is due, O God.

all His Powers. To Thee praise is


due, O God.

FESTAL VERSES ST NICHOLAS

Enite

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton.


Enite Afton kata to plithos tis
Megalosinis Aftou.

thrice-Beatified Nicholas, having


hovered about the Blossoms of the
Church like a bird from Angelic
Nests, Thou always cry out to God
for all of us who are in the straits of
tribulations
and
temptations,
delivering us by Thine Intercessions.

Enite

Praise

Tis

O God-mantled Father, Thou hast made

Afton en iho salpingos! Enite


afton en psaltirio ke kithara!
Ieras Diplidos, tin oreotita, tes
praktikes irgaso, aretes lamproteran,
Pater Theofore: othen imin, Ierourgis
ta terastia, ton aidimon Thavmaton
irourge, ton dinon imas Litroumenos.

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo!

Enite

Him with the sound of the


trumpet; praise Him with lute and
harp.
the beauty of the Priestly Vestments
shine with more splendour by
practical Virtues.
Therefore, O
Minister of Mysteries, Thou perform
for us Miraculous Wonders of
Everlasting Memory, Delivering us
from difficulties.

Praise

Afton en hordes ke organo!

Ton atheaton ta kalli, periehomenos, tin O


foveran ekinin, katenoisas Doxan,
Agie Agion: othen imin, ta Orania
Logia, ton aizoon ekinon Theorion,
anangelis Ierotate.

Him with timbrel and dance!


Praise Him with strings and flute!

Most Noble Saint, having circled


around the Godly Things not
vouchsafed
by
sight,
Thou
comprehended that Awesome Glory,
the Glory of the Saints. Wherefore,
by Thy Heavenly sayings, Thou told
us of those deathless Visions.

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS


OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

MYRA TONE 1

Praise
Him according to the greatness of
His Majesty.

neottos tis ano, Kalias ton Angelon,


Nikolae Trismakar, krazis ai, pros ton
Theon iper panton imon, ton en
anagkes kindinon ke pirasmon, ke
Litrouse tes Presvies Sou.

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

OF

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts.

Tis Ekklisias ta Anthi, periiptamenos, os O

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Himself not subject to decay, He


preserved His Mother free from
harm.

tin tekousan kateshen apimanton.

O DI

O DI

7
I Pedes evsevia sintrafentes,
dissevous,
prostagmatos
katafronisantes, piros apilin ouk
eptoithisan, all en meso tis flogos,
estotes epsallon:
O Ton Pateron
Theos Evlogitos I.
8
Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion!

Thavmatos

O DE 7

Scorning the impious decree, the

Children brought up together in


Godliness feared not the threat of
fire, but, standing in the midst of the
flames, they chanted: O God of our
Fathers, Blessed art Thou!
O DE

We

Praise, we Bless and we


Worship the Lord!
8

The

furnace moist with Dew was the


image and figure of a Wonder
beyond nature. For it burnt not the
Children whom it had received, even
as the Fire of the Godhead consumed
not the Virgins Womb into which It
had descended. Therefore in praise
Let the whole
let us sing:
Creation Bless the Lord and Exalt
Him above all for ever!

iperfious i Drosovolos,
exikonise kaminos tipon. Ou gar ous
edexato flegi neous, os oude
pir
tis Theotitos, Parthenou in ipedi
nidin.
Dio
animnountes
anamelpsomen: Evlogito is Ktisis
pasa ton Kyrion, ke Iperpsouto, is
pantas tous eonas.

THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING

Ipen O Kyrios Isous:


Amin, amin lego

imin: O mi
Iserhomenos dia tis Thiras is tin
aflin ton provaton, alla anavenon
allahothen, ekinos kleptis esti ke
listis.

Megalinon

psihi mou, tin Timioteran,


ke
Evdoxoteran
ton
ano
Stratevmaton.

Mystirion

Xenon, Oro ke
Paradoxon:
Ouranon to Spyleon!
Thronon Herouvikon, tin Parthenon!
Tin Fatnin horion! En O aneklithi O
Ahoritos, Hristos O Theos!
On
animvountes Megalinomen!

I RM OS

OF THE

9TH ODE

FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION ST NICHOLAS

megan arhipimena, ke Ierarhin


apantes, ton proedron ton Myreon,
Nikolaon evfimoumen: pollous gar
andras esosen, adikos thniskin
mellontas, ke Vasilei optanete, sin
Ablavio kat onar, lion tin adikon
psifon.

Megalos

se Edoxasen, en Thavmasin O
Kyrios, ke zonta ke meta telos,
Nikolae Ierarha: tis gar ex olis Pistos,
monon epekalesato, to Agion Sou
Onoma, ke ouk evthis isikousthi,
thermon Prostatin evron se?

OF

MYRA - TONE 2

Let

us all extol Hierarch Nicholas, the


great Head of Shepherds and Leader
of Myra; for he Saved many who
were condemned to die unjustly,
and, appearing to the King and
Ablabios in a dream, refuted the
unjust Decree.

Hierarch Nicholas, the Lord has


honoured
Thee
greatly
with
Wonders, in life and after death; for
whoever calls upon Thy Holy name,
albeit in utmost Faith, and is not
granted his desire at once, finding in
Thee a warm Defender?

who enters by the Door is the


Shepherd of the Sheep.

Touto O Thiroros anigi, ke ta Provata To Him the Doorkeeper opens, and the
tis Fonis Aftou akoui, ke ta idia
Provata kalei kat onoma ke exagi
afta.

Ke

Otan ta idia Provata ekvali,


empbrosthen Afton porevete, ke ta
Provata Afto akolouthi, oti idasi tin
Fonin Aftou.

Sheep hear His Voice; and He calls


His own Sheep by name and leads
them out.

And

when He brings out His own


Sheep, He goes before them; and
the Sheep follow Him, for they
know His Voice.

Allotrio

Yet

Taftin

Jesus used this illustration, but they did

de ou mi akolouthisosin, alla
fevxonte ap aftou, oti ouk idasi ton
allotrion tin fonin.

tin parimian ipen aftis O Iisous.


Ekini de ouk egnosan tina in a elali
Aftis.

they will by no means follow a


stranger, but will flee from him, for
they do not know the voice of
strangers.

not understand the things that He


spoke to them.

Ipen oun palin aftis O Isous: Amin, amin Then

Strange
and
most
Wonderful Mystery do I see: The
Cave is Heaven! The Virgin is the
Throne of the Cherubim!
The
Manger is a Grand Space, in which
Christ, the God Whom nothing can
contain, is laid! Him do we Praise
and Magnify!

H EIR MO S

SMALL LITANY

Ton

Glorious

Most assuredly, I say unto you: he


who does not enter the Sheepfold
by the Door, but climbs up some
other way, the same is a thief and a
robber.

esti ton Provaton.

Magnify, O my soul, Her who is more


Honourable and more
than the Heavenly Hosts.

Jesus said to them again: Most


assuredly, I say unto you: I Am the
Door of the Sheep.

lego imin oti Ego Imi i Thira ton


Provaton.

Pantes

All

Ego

Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!

PEO PLE

osi ilthon pro emou, klepte isi


ke liste: all ouk ikousan afton ta
Provata.
Imi i Thira: Di Emou ean tis
iselthi, Sothisete, ke iselefsete ke
exelefsete, ke nomin evrisi.

who ever came before Me are


thieves and robbers, but the Sheep
did not hear them.

Am the Door. If anyone enters by


Me, he will be Saved, and will go in
and out and find pasture.

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

Glory to Thee, O Lord:

Glory

to Thee!

PSALM 50/51
INTERCESSORY HYMNS

FOR

DIVINE MERCY

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Tes

TOU IERARHOU Presvies, Eleimon,


exalipson
ta plithi
ton emon
egklimaton.

Through

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Now

Amin

and to the Holy Spirit

the Intercessions of THY


HOLY HIERARCH, O Merciful One,
blot out the multitude of our
transgressions.

and ever, and to the Ages of


Ages.

Amen

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

10.

Our Lord Jesus said:

PR IEST

O de iserhomenos dia tis Thiras Pimin But He

THE MAGNIFICAT
FESTAL KATAVASIA

ST JOHN 10: 1 9

TO

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

7.

Tes

tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon,


exalipson
ta plithi
ton emon
egklimaton.

Through

the Intercessions of the


Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out
the multitude of our transgressions.

Ekti Nikoleo ge fani viotio telefti.

Eleison me, O Theos, kata to


Mega Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos
ton Iktirmon Sou exalipson to
anomima mou.

Have Mercy upon me, O God,


according to Thy Great Mercy;
according to the multitude of Thy
Compassion remove my offences.

V ERS E:

Ev Doule Agathe, ke Piste! Ev ergata tou Well done, O Good and Faithful Servant!
ampelonos Hristou! Si ke to varos tis
imeras evastasas, si ke to dothen si
talanton epiixisas, ke tis meta se
elthousin ouk efthonisas. Dio pili si
Ouranon ineokte. Iselthe is tin Haran
tou Kyriou Sou, ke Presveve iper
imon, Agie Nikolae.
PRAYERS

OF

Well done, O Labourer in the Field of


Christ! Thou multiplied the Talent
delivered to Thee; nor did Thou envy
those who came after Thee.
Wherefore, the Gate of Heaven has
opened to Thee. Enter into the Joy
of Thy Lord and Intercede, O St
Nicholas, for us.

En

tis Myris Agie, Ierourgos anedihthis:


tou Hristou gar Osie, to Evangelion
plirosas, ethikas tin psihin Sou iper
laou Sou, esosas tous athoous ek tou
Thanatou.
Dia touto Igiasthis, os
Megas Mistis Theou tis Haritos.

Ti

nin ton Ierarhin asmasi,


ton en Myris lai Pimena ke
Didaskalon, ina tes presvies aftou
ellamfthomen: idou gar ofthi olos
katharsios, akiratos pnevmati, Hristo
prosagon Thisian amomon, tin
ilikrini ke Theo evprosdekton, os
Ierefs kekatharmenos ti psihi ke ti
sarki:
Othen iparhi Alithos, tis
Ekklisias prostatis, ke Ipermahos
taftis, os Megas Mistis Theou tis
Haritos.
tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou en
Agiis
Patros
imon
Nikolaou,
Arhiepiskopou Miron tis Lukias tou
Thavmatourgou.

O Nikolaos, Presvis on en gi
megas, ke gis apostas is to
Presvevin zei.

S TIHI:

meta
imin

Tes

ton Agion Sou Presvies, Hriste O


Theos, eleison ke Soson imas.

Amin.
OF

Hristos

Gennate, Doxasate!
Hristos ex Ouranon, apantisate!
Hristos epi gis, Ipsothite! Asate to
Kyrio, pas i gi, ke en Evfrosini
animnisate, lai, oti Dedoxaste!

O DI

pro ton eonon, ek Patros


Gennithenti arrefstos Iio, ke ep
Eshaton ek Parthenou, sarkothenti
asporos, Hristo to Theo Voisomen. O
anipsosas to Keras imon, Agios i
Kyrie.

MYRA

of the fearful threat of earthquake


that came to us in Gods Love for
humanity.

At

CHRIST

O DI

On this day too, is the commemoration

appeared as a Priest in Myra, O


Saint, for having fulfilled the Gospel
of Christ, O Righteous One, Thou
laid down Thy life for Thy people,
and rescued the innocent from
death.
Wherefore, Thou were
Sanctified, being a Great Iniate of the
Grace of God.
OF

MYRA

Let

us now extol with songs the


Hierarch, O people: that Shepherd
and Teacher in Myra, so that by his
Intercession we may be Illumined.
Behold, he appeared pure, incorrupt
in spirit, offering to Christ a
blameless
Sacrifice,
sincere,
acceptable to God, as a Priest
purified in soul and body. Therefore
he is tuly the Protector of the Church
and Her Champion, as a Great Mystic
of the Divine Grace of God.

O DI

O DI

On

the 6th day of this month, we


observe the memory of our Father
among the Saints, Nicholas the
Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra
in Lycia.

Nicholas, on earth a great


Intercessor, having departed from
earth, still intercedes with fervour.

V ERS E:

O DI

the Intercessions of Thy Saints, O


Christ our God, have Mercy on us
and Save us.

Amen.

KATAVASIA - NATIVITY

FESTAL SYNAXARION 6 DECEMBER

Ti

afti imera, Mnimi tis


Filanthropias
Epenehthisis
foveras apilis tou sismou.

To

4
Ravdos ek tis Rizis, Isse, ke
Anthos ex aftis Hriste, ek tis
Parthenou anevlostisas. Ex Orous O
enetos, kataskiou daseos, ilthes
Sarkothis es apirandrou, O aflos ke
Theos. Doxa ti Dinami Sou Kyrie!

5
Theos on Irinis, Patir Iktirmon,
tis Megalis Voulis Sou ton Angelon,
Erinin parehomenon, apestilas imin.
Othen
Theognosias,
pros
Fos
Odigithentes, ek Niktos orthrizontes,
Doxologoumen Se Filanthrope!
6
Splaghnon Ionan emvrion
apimesen, enalios thir, ion edexato.
Ti Partheno de, enikisas O Logos, ke
Sarka
lavon,
dililithe
psilaxas
adiafthoron. Is gar ouhipesti pefseos,

O DE

O DE

O DE

O DE

Christ is Born, Glorify Him!


Christ hath come from the Heavens,
receive Him!
Christ is on earth,
Elevate Him! Sing unto the Lord, all
the earth; And ye Nations, praise
Him with Joy; for He has been
Glorified!
1

3
To the Son Who was Begotten of
the Father without change before all
ages, and in the Last Times was
without seed made Flesh of the
Virgin, to Christ our God let us cry
aloud Thou hast raised up our Horn,
Holy art Thou, O Lord!
4
Rod of the Root of Jesse, and
Flower that blossomed from his
stem: O Christ, Thou hast sprung
from the Virgin - from the Mountain
Overshadowed by the Forest : Thou
hast come, made Incarnate from Her
who knew not wedlock - O God Who
art not formed from matter:
Glory to Thy Power, O Lord!
5
As Thou art God of Peace and
Father of Mercies, Thou hast sent to
us Thine Angel of Great Counsel,
granting us Peace. So are we Guided
towards the Light of the Knowledge
of God, and watching by night we
Glorify Thee, O Lover of mankind!
6
The sea monster spat forth
Jonah as it had received him - like a
babe from the womb - while the
Word, having dwelt in the Virgin and
taken Flesh, came forth from Her yet
kept Her Incorrupt.
For being

FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

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FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

LORD THE ODES - TONE 1

OUR

O DE

Thou

FESTAL IKOS ST NICHOLAS

Animnisomen

OF

of the Holy New Martyr St


Nicholas Karamanes, who was
martyred in Smyrna in 1657.

to Karamanou tou en Smyrni


martirisantos kata to 1657 etos.

SALVATION
FESTAL KONTAKION ST NICHOLAS

Nicholas earthly life ended on the


sixth day of December.

Mnimi tou Agiou Neomartiros Nikolaou Memory

FESTAL IDIOMELON - ST NICHOLAS TONE (6) PLAGAL 2


S TIHOS :

St

OF

MYRA - 6 DECEMBER

9.